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Gilert Bay, Great Saltee Island, County Wexford, Ireland
The Saltee Islands are two small islands that are situated off the southeast corner of Ireland, approximately halfway between Hook Head and Carnsore Point. This is a Great Saltee Island anchorage, the larger and southernmost of the two islands, with Gilert Bay being the smaller of two adjacent anchorages available off the island’s southern side.Gilert Bay is an exposed anchorage that is only suitable for a day trip after a prolonged settled spell. Although it appears as though a vessel can tuck in snuggly into the bay there is in fact little protection if there is any sea swell. The Saltee I... More »

Georgina’s Bay, Great Saltee Island, County Wexford, Ireland
The Saltee Islands are two small islands that are situated off the southeast corner of Ireland, approximately halfway between Hook Head and Carnsore Point. This is a Great Saltee Island anchorage, the larger and southernmost of the two islands, with Georgina’s Bay being the better of two adjacent anchorages available off the island’s southern side.Georgina’s Bay is an exposed anchorage that is only suitable for a day trip after a prolonged settled spell. Although it appears as though a vessel can tuck snuggly into the bay there is in fact little protection if there is any sea swell. The ... More »

Little Saltee (landing beach), County Wexford, Ireland
The Saltee Islands are two small islands that are situated off the southeast corner of Ireland, approximately halfway between Hook Head and Carnsore Point. This is the recognised day anchorage and landing area for Little Saltee Island, the smaller and northernmost of the two islands.This is an exposed anchorage located off the northwest shore of the island. There is some protection from the southeast but it should only be considered a fair weather anchorage. The Saltee Islands require careful navigation owing to the numerous outlying rocks and strong currents. They are however very workable in... More »

Little Saltee (east side), County Wexford, Ireland
The Saltee Islands are two small islands that are situated off the southeast corner of Ireland, approximately half way between Hook Head and Carnsore Point. This is a secluded anchorage on the east side of Little Saltee Island, the smaller and northernmost of the two islands.This is a stay aboard anchorage that offers protection from west to northwest up to force four anchored close in. Access requires attentive navigation as although vessels approaching from the east will find it clear of obstructions, all other directions require navigation around the Saltee Island's numerous outlying rocks,... More »

Kilmore Quay, County Wexford, Ireland
Kilmore Quay is situated on the southeast corner of Ireland, thirteen miles east of Hook Head, eight miles west of Carnsore Point and immediately north of the Saltee Islands. It is a small fishing port that offers a well-run marina with excellent onshore facilities. Kilmore Quay provides complete protection. In strong to extreme south-easterly conditions there can be some motion in the harbour, mostly in wintertime, but other than that it is perfectly settled. Access requires attentive navigation owing to the surrounding area’s numerous outlying rocks and strong currents. Final harbour acces... More »

Great Saltee (landing beach), County Wexford, Ireland
The Saltee Islands are two small islands that are situated off the southeast corner of Ireland, approximately halfway between Hook Head and Carnsore Point. This haven is the recognised day anchorage and landing area for Great Saltee Island, the larger and southernmost of the two islands.It is an exposed anchorage located off the north shore of the island. There is some protection from the south but it should only be considered a fair weather anchorage. The Saltee Islands require careful navigation owing to the numerous outlying rocks and strong currents. They are however very workable in settl... More »

Little Saltee (west side), County Wexford, Ireland
The Saltee Islands are two small islands that are situated off the southeast corner of Ireland, approximately halfway between Hook Head and Carnsore Point. This is a secluded anchorage on the west side of Little Saltee Island, the smaller and northernmost of the two islands.The western side of Little Saltee is a stay aboard anchorage that offers protection for up to about a force four from the East. The Saltee Islands require careful navigation owing to the numerous outlying rocks and strong currents. They are however very workable in settled clear conditions and highly enjoyable.... More »